Jonathan Kwan

Jonathan’s main areas of practice include: commercial crime, market misconduct, regulatory compliance, and disciplinary matters.

He is experienced in a wide range of work involving listed companies and listed securities and frequently  advises on investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and inquiries by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKSE). 

Jonathan regularly appears in regulatory and disciplinary matters in the High Court, Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT), Securities and Futures Appeal Tribunal (SFAT), and Hong Kong Listing Committee Disciplinary proceedings. He also is experienced in areas such as judicial reviews, professional misconduct including matters brought to the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal, Confederation of Insurance Brokers, Medical and Dental Council, and the Secretariat on Civil Service Discipline. He has acted on numerous occasions for the Secretary for Justice in the admission of overseas Counsel proceedings.

He is/ or has been the legal advisor to various statutory boards including:

  • Fishermen Claims Appeal Board
  • Appeals Boards Panel (Education)
  • Health Committee under the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board
  • Veterinary Surgeons Board of the HK Preliminary Investigations Committee
  • Transport Tribunal

Jonathan is also a member of the Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal Panel. He joined Plowman Chambers since he started practising in 2003. 

Called to the Bar: Hong Kong, 2003 
England & Wales, 2002
Areas Of Practice: Commercial Fraud
Contract Disputes
Copyright and Trade Description Offences
Corruption
Defamation
Fraud/Tort of Deceit
General Crime
Health, Safety and Departmental Summonses
Immigration
Injunctive Relief
Market Misconduct
Money Laundering
Personal Injuries
Professional Negligence 
Professional Regulatory and Discipline
Restraint/Confiscation of Assets
Road Traffic
Securities Law
Shipping
Stock Exchange
Qualification: LLB (Hons)
Languages: English and Cantonese

HKSAR v Yik Siu Hung [2019] 2 HKLRD 631

Chun Sang Plastics Co Ltd v Commissioner of Police and Another [2018] 2 HKLRD 511

Diagcor Bioscience Incorporated Ltd v Chan Wai Hon Billy and Others [2015] 4 HKLRD 727

Leung Chi Keung v Market Misconduct Tribunal and Another [2012] 2 HKLRD 786

Chong Wai Lee, Charles and ANother v Insider Dealing Tribunal and Another (2011) 14 HKCFAR 875

Re Beelab Semiconductor Limited CACV 35 of 2009 

HKSAR vs. Chiu Kwok Wai Caesar [2008] 1 HKLRD 284 

HKSAR vs. Chan Kwong Pui CACC 228/2003

HKSAR vs. Li Tim Chuen CACC 564/2001 

China Overseas Land and Investment Limited Report of Market Misconduct Tribunal dated 8 July 2009 

Vanda Systems and Communications Holdings Limited Report of Insider Dealing Tribunal dated 26 March 2007 

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited vs. Horizon Engineering Services Limited HCA 2612/2000

Ma Zhu Jiang vs. Secretary for Justice HCAL 115/2008

HKSAR vs. Chan Ming Fung HCMA 622/2008

HKSAR vs. Lee Ching HCMA 86/2007

HKSAR vs. Yu Yee HCMA 981/2005

Ngai Chu vs. Wong Kam Shing DCMP 4219/2004

Telephone: 2521 2616 (Office)
Fax: 2845 0260
Email: jonathankwan@plowmanchambers.com
Address: 14th Floor, Tower 1, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong